STUPID SONGS! is a troupe of funny folks who can sing their faces off. Its members are working professionsals in theatre, television and film, many of whom met while studying at The Groundlings Comedy School. Stupid Songs was founded in 2013 by Keri Safran, who serves as both Director and performer. 


OUR MUSIC! Most of our stupid songs are written by the stupid performers themselves!! The rest are culled from up-and-coming composers (see our Le Friends page!), and the rest are parodies of exising songs- pop songs, rock songs, musicals, etc! The Stupid Songs troupe not only performs live shows, but is also available for parties and corporate events. Come and laugh with us, and let us know what we can do for you or your event while we grab a margarita after the show. 

LE PERFORMERS(Click here for Le Musicians)

Alex Back (appeared in SS: #noftiler!)

Alex is once, twice, three times a lady... if a lady were Stupid Songs! (this is Alex's third time singing Stupid Songs). He loves musical theater in the only place his wife allows him to- the car by himself. Alex's past experiences have included performing in a few national tours and off broadway shows, guest entertaining on Royal Caribbean as a fake Jersey Boy, and being a co-creator of the long running NYC theater favorite, Awesome 80's Prom. Now most commonly recognized a Helpful Honda Guy from TV, Alex has been blessed (in a Jewish sort of way) to be a part of the entertainment business and is happy to be here.

Yael Berkovich (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Yael is an actress and voice over artist and a new aunt. Recent credits include Lear/Pillar in The Memorandum and Teenage Greek Chorus in How I Learned to Drive with Santa Monica Rep and Mrs. Daldry in In the Next Room or the Vibrator Playwith The Production Company (Scenie Award Winner). Previous roles include Octavia in Antony & Cleopatra, Celimene inThe Misanthrope, Helena & Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Feste in Twelfth Night, The Vagina Monologues, and Toinette in The Imaginary Invalid with companies including the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, Circus Theatricals, Odyssey Theater Ensemble and Theatre 40.  Voice Over credits include Skechers, Mazda, WalMart and SoCalGas. Training: UCB Theatre LA, The Berg Studios, Shakespeare & Company, Shakespeare's Globe, Playhouse West and Washington University in St. Louis. www.yaelberkovich.com

Jeremy Briggs (appeared in SS: Hearts & Farts)

Jeremy was born naked and raised naked in Reno, NV. He began playing music in Christian rock and ska bands at the age of fourteen. By nineteen the devil had possessed his soul and he began performing standup comedy at all the sketchiest places Reno has to offer.  At twenty three he moved to pursue the wonderful world of sketch comedy and he's been a failure ever since.

Jeremy is currently performing on the IO West mainstage team "It Doesn't Have to be This Way", and he wrote and acted in an independent film called "The Tour". In his spare time he enjoys twiddling his thumbs while listening to REO Speedwagon.

Tad Coughenour (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Tad is a native of Kingsport, TN. He studied at American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC. Int. Theater/Tours: Timepiece and TOHUBOHU! (Rachel Rosenthal Company), Cabaret (National Tour), Avion, Ex-Teresa, Mexico City, Perfect Day, Berlin and The View from Skyland Drive, arcade, Helms Bakery and Athanaeum, Chicago. Local Theater: The Strip, He Pounces, 99cent Only Calendar Girl Competition and The Skin of Our Teeth (2003 LA Weekly–Best Revival) at Bootleg Theater, Justin Tanner’s OklahomO!, Third Stage, Burbank and Celebration Theatre, as Tennessee Williams in Roman Nights, Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, GravityWorks, Dragonfly, and Of the Father and Of the Son at StudioC Artists. Film/TV: Shameless (Showtime); Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS), El Gallo, GEEZERS!, VITI, AVE. 43 (by Justin Tanner on YouTube) Redwoods, Sledge: The Untold Story, Bill Viola's The Raft (Athens Olympic Arts Festival), Mind of Mencia (Comedy Central) and Head Cases (Fox). 

Brant Cox (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Brant grew up in the middle of nowhere Illinois but says "Chicago" because its easier. After going through The Second City Teen Program and Interlochen Arts Academy, Brant attended the University of Michigan where he received a BFA in Musical Theater. It was there he became part of the YouTube sensation TEAM STARKID, whose spoof musicals have over 200 million views worldwide. Since moving to Los Angeles 5 years ago, Brant has performed regularly at The Groundlings and other theaters around town with his sketch group Fred For Nothing, as well as several productions with the theater company "30 Minute Musicals". Brant's weird voices can also be heard on the last few seasons of The Simpsons. And anytime you want to talk about food, he's game too.


Beth Crosby (appeared in SS: #noftiler!)

Beth Crosby is a Groundlings Sunday Company Alum and a CMU School of Drama graduate. TV credits include SHOWTIME's Episodes, FOX's New Girl and Bones, ABC's Trophy Wife, CBS's 2 Broke Girls, FX's The League, Nick Mom's Parental Discretion and Disney's JONAS LA. Theater credits include Crosbylicious (Comedy Central Stage), Jessica and Hunter! (Second City), The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun (Cavern Club), The People VS Friar Laurence (Chicago Shakespeare), and White Christmas (Boston's Wang Center). She's the co-creator of the hit web-series "Jessica and Hunter"(NewNowNext Award Nominee). Her viral videos have garnered millions of views and have been featured on E!, Huffington Post, TMZ and Buzzfeed. She luvs b-ing stooooooopid. www.bethcrosby.net


Jason Currie (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Jason Currie serves as the Troupe's in-house Musical Director. He started his professional career singing with the Atlanta Opera. He then moved to New York to attend The Juilliard School. After kicking around the NYC for a while he mad the move to LA where his focus shifted to comedy and composition. He is currently a member of The Dapper Dans of Disneyland. Yeah, those guys!

Carla Delaney (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Carla is thrilled to get Stupid with you. Recently, Carla's voice was heard as Carol Brady in the Snickers Super Bowl commercial!  Ms. Delaney learned she had a nack for quick costume changes and celebrity impersonation when she toured with the musical Forbidden Broadway. Past credits include Disney's Austin & Ally, House of Lies, The Comeback, Conan, Family Guy and The Mike Tyson Mysteries. She performs around town with an all female improv group called Clambake and she LOVES disco…enjoy the show!


Katierose Donohue (appeared in Vive Le Stupidite'!)

Katierose Donohue was born and raised in NJ (Exit 1) and is a product of their public schools.  She lived in Moscow, Russia as part her training for her MFA in Acting from the American Repertory Theater's Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University and The Moscow Art Theater.  TV credits include: 2 BROKE GIRLS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, and HBO's THE COMEBACK along with several national commercial  campaigns. Katierose is an alum of the Groundlings Sunday company, a current member of the sketch group BIG BOSS.  She has had the distinct honor of playing a human size Box-o-WINE in Michael Feldman's genius Fairytale Theatre 18& Over!

Chris Eckert (appeared in Stupid Songs: Part Deux!)

Chris Caldwell Eckert's credits include Super Fun Night, Doin' It Yourself (pilot), I Snatched Andy Warhol, Mad TV, and Carmen Ghia in The Producers. He also guest starred on Raising Hope, which won the 2013 GLAAD Award for best episode. Chris is a graduate of The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts and a founding member of the improv and sketch group, The Gym. He performs around town at places like UCB, The Improv, and The Comedy Store. Chris is delighted to be a member of the Groundlings Main Company.

Karen Forman (appeared in Pick of the Fringe & Vive Le Stupidite')

Karen Forman has appeared in several national commercials, indie films and NBC’s “Parks & Recreation.” She has performed stand up at The Comedy Store, Room 5 and the Formosa Cafe. Karen also has a successful web series called "I'm Triggered" which has been promoted by Funny or Die and received praise from Brene Brown and Alanis Morissette to name a few. Karen has performed improv at The Groundlings, UCB, Impro Theatre, Burning Man, and the Chicago Improv Festival. Karen and her comedy partner, Brendan McNamara, recently made a comedy album called "The Big Tickle" in the style of Nichols and May, which is available on iTunes, Amazon, and on vinyl if you're hip like that. Karen's love of improv has led her to teach improv to preschoolers at Sophie Dance in Hollywood. You're never too young for improv! Check out www.thekarenshow.com for more info!

Kate Frisbee (appeared in SS: Hearts & Farts)

Kate hails from Rochester, New York. She turned down a few college scholarships for Women's Ice Hockey to pursue comedy here in LA. (She's proudly had several concussions) Kate is a Series Regular on the all improvised show "Quick Draw" on HULU. She most recently appeared on ABC's "The Middle" and "Mixology" and is the voice of Mackenzie Zales on "The Most Popular Girls in School." Kate is an Alum of The Groundlings Sunday Company and has optioned two features with her writing partner, Corey Podell, also a Sunday Company Alum. Kate realizes she has an addiction to fart humor. She's in fart therapy. TOOT! TOOT! All butts aboard!

Adam Harrington (appeared in SS: #noftiler!)

Since graduating from UCLA’s School of Theater in 20-(ahem,cough), Adam has worked in all facets of the entertainment industry.  He’s appeared on dozens of TV shows, including Royal Pains, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parenthood, Better Off Ted, Scrubs, and Heroes.  He’s had some small roles in some big movies, including a riveting performance as Reporter #2 in Iron Man, and some big parts in small films that, well… that you’ve never seen.  Adam was in the award-winning web series, Gigi: Almost American, starring Josh Gad; the Fox Television-produced series for Funny or Die, Ricky and Ravi Are In Between Jobs; as well as Gosling Stole My Best Friend, which reached “Immortal” status on Funny or Die.  He’s appeared in dozens of commercials, a few video games, does voiceover stuff, performs stand-up all over LA and New York, and has also done a bunch of theater, most recently the workshop of the upcoming new Broadway musical, Waitress, with music/lyrics by Sara Bareilles. www.theadamharrington.com

Laura Michelle Hughes (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Laura is happy to be stupid! Holding a BFA in Theater from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, she has performed in regional musical theater across the country and NYC. She trained at Groundlings  levels 1-4,  where she performs regularly with the sketch comedy group The Gym, specializing in pop parody.  She also sung backup vocals in New York and Nashville, where she wrote and recorded an original indie-pop album produced by Jason Gantt and Bob DiPiero (Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw). This fall she was a background vocalist for BASTILLE on their single "Flaws," and performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. www.lauramichellehughes.com

Sarah Randall Hunt (appeared in SS: Hearts & Farts & Vive Le Stupidite'!)

Sarah isn’t kidding when she says she’s from Kansas (a state which recently went broke and set up a sex toy online store to help fill its debt hole. GO ROYALS!)  Kansas has porn and corn, and California has pretty sunsets, but New York has far better bagels.   A few other things you may have seen her do include some movies, some theatre (she lived in NYC for awhile,) and touring nationally with the folk-rock cover band, A Band Called Honalee. She likes her parents, her frister, and is ever grateful for her friends in NYC and the loving hippies in CA who have been so welcoming.  Appreciation to Keri and the whole Stupid Songs team!  Namaste to Origin Talent. SAG-AFTRA & AEA proud.

Lyric Lewis (appeared in Pick of the Fringe & SS: #nofilter!)

Hold on to your butts..." Literally Lyric's favorite quote from her favorite movie (more on that later). Lyric has spent her life crossing the country to get to this bio, born a Saints fan in New Orleans, transplanted to the frigid cheese curds of Minnesota, and then landing at Syracuse to earn a B.F.A. in Theater (GO CUSE!). Then after she couldn’t handle anymore lake-effect snow, she moved to L.A. Lyric is currently performing every Sunday in The Groundling's Sunday Company. Oh right, and her favorite movie is Jurassic Park!




Aaron Matijasic (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

This one time the guy who played Lex Luthor in "The Adventures of Lois & Clark" saw Aaron in a play and called it 'the funniest performance' he'd ever seen. Suck on that, Streep.

Misty Monroe (appeared in SS at the Hollywood Fringe Festival)

Misty Monroe here, my urban name is Ki-Ki you CAN call me Ki for short.  I grew up in a little known area of Los Angeles called Canterbury Knolls.  It was so little known in fact that I didn't  know it was called Canterbury Knolls until I recently drove through and saw the new signs.  My family and I knew it intimately as South Central. Competeing in high school speech tournaments lead me to acting. I received a BA in Theater from San Diego and a Master's in Ed from CSULA.  I completed 18 months in the Groundlings Sunday Company and perform in, "The Black Version" there as well.  I have appeared in 2 Broke Girls, HIMYM, One Big Happy and some other stuff but this is where I get to SANG!!!!! 

Gabriel Oliva (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

After growing up in San Diego, Gabriel made the “long” haul up to Hollywoodland to satisfy his need for attention. And thus, an actor was born. Gabriel’s credits include campaigns for McDonalds, Chevrolet, Honda, Bud Light, Target, Disney Inc., and T-Mobile to name a few. He also performs regularly at the Groundlings Theatre with his sketch group “Fred For Nothing”. Before moving to San Diego, Gabriel was born and bred in Spain. His fluency in Spanish has allowed him to work on films in both South America and Europe. And no, he does not have a Spanish lisp. Unless paid to have one. Then yes. He does.

Saudia Rashed (appeared in SS: Hearts & Farts)

Saudia Rashed was raised in Dallas, TX and is a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

Recent TV credits: "Scandal", "How I Met Your Mother", "The Birthday Boys". She has also appeared in numerous national commercials. Her sketch group SCC Comedy has a well established Youtube channel that was recently featured in The Huffington Post. SCC has also performed at The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and UCB-LA. She can also be found sharing her love of fashion, arts, and foodie adventures on her blog RedVelvetandWhiskey.com.

Jen Reiter (appeared in SS: Hearts N' Farts!)

Jen is an actor, improviser, writer, singer & mom originally from the hills of Berkeley, CA. She now lives in Echo Park in an attempt to create a mini-Bay Area safe haven in LA. Jen has a B.F.A. from USC's School of Theatre but her timing comes from being forced by her dad to watch old movie musicals when she was a kid.  You may recognize Jen from her stints on The Office or Mulaney; or from that yogurt commercial where she mounts John Stamos in a grocery store check-out line; or if you have a 5 year old, as the voice of Mother on Nick Jr's Olivia. Or she just really reminds you of your best friend from back home. She gets that a lot. www.jenreiter.com 

Keri Safran (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Keri Safran birthed Stupid Songs in 2013 and serves as Director, Producer and in-house Neurotique. She is a proud Alum of The Groundlings Sunday Company & proud A2 Member of The Antaeus Company. She appears in the upcoming ABC show 'The Real O'Neals' as a hooker with a heart of tin, and has been seen in Ray Donovan, Whitney, No Ordinary Family, HIMYM, Numb3rs & Richard Linklater's HBO pilot, "$5.15/hr," among others. She is excited to be peforming a medley of her celebrity impressions as part of Transcendence Theatre Company's Broadway Under the Stars concert series in Sonoma at the end of the summer. See her in strange wigs at www.youtube.com/kerisafran.


Marissa Shields (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Marissa Shields is a singer, writer, actor, and comedian who grew up in the Rainy town of Bellingham, WA. The day after her eightieth birthday Marissa moved to Los Angeles with nothing more than her pet fish, Raymond, and an entire truck shipment of furniture, clothing and appliances. Marissa is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is currently enrolled at The Groundlings. You can catch her performing improv around Los Angeles with her group “Weekends with Dad” or check her out in the feature film "What We Can't Have". For more about Marissa head on over to www.marissashields.com

Leah Sprecher (appeared in SS: #nofilter!)

Leah earned a B.A. in theatre from UCLA and has since performed at some of the nations most prestigious theaters, like the Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, and REPRISE!  National tours include Radio City Christmas Spectacular, 42nd Street, and Happy Days. More recently, Leah wrote and performed as a member of the renowned Groundlings Sunday Company. Her original one woman show, Old at Heart debuted on the Groundlings' stage. She is also a founding member of the Transcendence Theatre Company, which earned her a Broadway World "Person to Watch" nomination and the opportunity to open for both Rita Moreno and Ben Vereen in concert. Her TV credits include guest stints on IFC's Maron, and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and Blackish. 

Selyna Warren (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Selyna grew up in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago, where she was involved in the Second City Teen Program. She came to LA to continue her education at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. After graduating with a certificate in musical theatre, Selyna found her true passion at the Groundlings, where she still performs with sketch group, The Gym. Selyna has received an option offer for his first screenplay, HAZED and won the top 5% for the Warner Brothers Spec competition. Selyna is excited to premiere her first original musical, Comedy School: The Musical, next year. Selyna has written for MTV's Ridiculousness and the 2014 CBS diversity workshop. You can spot Selyna as the "Audi Elf" around Christmas time, or more recently as a drug addict on Showtimes "Shameless". Please feel free to see more at her website www.selynawarren.com. Selyna wants to thank all of the nail technicians in Burbank for their attitude every time she asks for a design.

Sarah Wolter (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Sarah has been sharing her gifts with the world since the tender age of 3, where she was once sent home from preschool for showing the boys her vagina in the tunnel. Now a days, she's a very famous and celebrated vocalist and performer, who lives with her boyfriend and their dog in a nice little cottage in Laurel Canyon - that is, according to the timeline she made for herself at age 15... According to reality, she's *pretty* sure her parents have forgiven her and still love her. Sarah is a member of Fred for Nothing, a sketch and improv troupe that performs around town at spots like The Groundlings, and Second City. Sarah is also a proud, unemployed member of AEA. 

Emily Cohn (Music Director for STUPID GOLD!) 

Emily Cohn can be found all over Southern California playing piano and keyboards for musicals, music directing, playing with singer songwriters, playing jazz, and writing music.She was recently the Accompanist for the multiple award winning Hollywood Fringe show Alien vs Musical , MD for Bagels and NYSSV at ANMT, played keyboards for a production of Little Women, piano for a production of Into The Woods and MD for Roar of the Greasepaint the Smell of the Crowd. To learn more, see video ,and hear music visit www.emilycohnmusic.com

Dan Wessels - Music Director (Music Director for Hollywood Fringe, SS: #nofilter! and Hearts N' Farts!)

Dan Wessels is a Los Angeles-based composer.  He co-wrote original music and lyrics for "50 Shades! The Musical Parody", which is currently running Off-Broadway, on tour in the US, and has productions in Italy, Germany, Spain, Argentina, and Holland.  Dan has made up the scores to thousands of improvised musicals with Baby Wants Candy in Los Angeles, Chicago, around the US, and in the UK.  He is resident composer and music director for 30 Minute Musicals, an LA theater company that produces new, fast-paced musicals.  He has also written and produced original scores for multiple film festival entrants, including “Like Me” (A Documentary About Social Media) and "The Plan" (Chicago Comedy Film Festival Official Selection- Short Film). Other credits: Story Pirates LA, Second City Theatricals on Norwegian Cruise Lines. www.danwessels.com

Rachael Lawrence (Musical Director for Stupid Songs: Une, Deux, Trois, & Vive Le Stupidite'!)

One of Los Angeles' most relied-upon voice coaches, Rachael Lawrence has been teaching voice and musicianship skills to a multitude of artists for over a decade. Dedicated to fulfilling each client's specific needs, Rachael is known for shaping and customizing each session to help artists realize their true potential. Her work in the entertainment industry spans coaching for Broadway shows, TV, film and recording artists. Her sessions encompass more than standard voice "adjusting." Rachael offers services that range from vocal technique to music theory, songwriting and piano playing. Moreover, the atmosphere at her studio is fun, professional, and always positive. Her mission is for all of her clients to feel confident in their craft and well equipped to achieve their successes in the entertainment industry. Rachael is also a published singer and songwriter for film and television. Please visit Perfectune Productions for more info. Contact Rachael@rachaellawrence.com


Carla Capolupo - Bass (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Carla is a freelance bassist, so she can usually be found freebasing. received her bachelor's degree in String Bass Performance from Cal State Northridge where she studied with Oscar Meza, assistant principal of the LA Philharmonic. Prior to that she studied with Denise Briese at La Sierra University, and with Barry Newton privately. She is currently a freelance musician playing bass in symphony orchestras and other bass gigs all over LA and surrounding areas, and also teaching private lessons. Some of the symphonies she is involved with are the New West Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, and Santa Cecilia Orchestra, along with many others. 

Eric Kalver - Drummer (appeared in SS @ Hollywood Fringe Festival, and in SS: #nofilter!)

Eric Kalver is an accomplished arranger, songwriter, and drummer originally from Rhode Island. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he moved to Los Angeles and has been very active in the music community ever since. Eric has orchestrated on the movies “Fast Five” and “Skyline”, written music for Fox Sports and “The Talk” on CBS, and co-wrote the music for “Miley Montana” at Second City Hollywood with Dan Wessels. He is also a published arranger through Alfred Music Publishing and the drummer for Lost Moon Radio, 30 Minute Musicals, Baby Wants Candy at Upright Citizens Brigade, and various productions at the Cupcake Theater. In his off time, Eric is an avid comedy fan and is regularly listening to Comedy Bang Bang or anything that is associated with Paul F. Tompkins. For more information, visit www.erickalver.com.

Brenton Kossak - Bass (appeared in SS @ Hollywood Fringe Festival, and in SS: #nofilter!)

“Music is the best.” –Frank Zappa.

That is the only thing Brenton M. Kossak is really convinced about.  After studying classical bass performance, jazz performance and composition/arrangement at California State University Northridge, Brenton has been making a musical living throughout the greater Los Angeles area.  Some of Brenton’s work includes compositions in the hit, indie game Skullgirls (www.skullgirls.com); performances and recordings with the rock-and-roll-comedy troupe, Lost Moon Radio (www.lostmoonradio.com); and music direction and composition for Thirty Minute Musicals (www.secondlineproductions.com).  When not performing and composing with wonderful, local musicians, Brenton also teaches music privately or in group settings.  A few of the many organizations that he has coached for over the years include the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (www.santamonicayouthorchestra.org), Toddle Tunes (www.toddletunes.com), the Westside Neighborhood School (www.wnsk8.com) and the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra (www.cvyo.org).

Brenton also likes swimming in the ocean, hiking in the mountains, and listening to Neil deGrasse Tyson explain what scientists have discovered about the universe.

Jon Gray - Drummer (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Jon Gray is a Drummer and Producer originally from Houston, TX. The wide array of folks he has worked with include; JJ Puig, Cassidy Turbin (Beck), Gus Seyffert, Hailee Steinfeld, Raelynn, Knower, Sun Rai and many others...

Special Guest Stars:

Missi Pyle & Brooke Dillman (appearing in STUPID GOLD!)

Missi has appeared in Gone Girl, The Artist, Galaxy Quest, and Brooke will be appearing in the upcoming TBS 'Lost' spoof series, 'Wrecked.' The two have performed their funny original songs all over the US. We stole this pic from the interwebs.

Aarti Sequeira (appearing in SS: Vive Le Stupidite'!)

Aarti Sequeira's appetite began in the womb, and shows no sign of abating! The author of "Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul", Sequeira hosts Food Network's "Aarti Party". She won the show after competing on season 6 of Food Network Star in 2010 with her trademark blend of Indian flavors and American comfort food. A journalist by training, Sequeira co-produced "Sand and Sorrow", the HBO documentary about the Darfur genocide after spending many years producing news coverage at CNN. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as her blog: www.aartipaarti.com


Gary Anthony Williams (SS: Vive Le Stupidite'!)

Gary is le King of Song Improv, and has a myriad of  screen credits, including The Internship, Key & Peele, Boston Legal, Whose Line Is It Anyway, etc. He has voiced dozens (hundreds?!) of characters, including Uncle Ruckus on The Boondocks, & is the co- founder and artistic director of the largest short comedy film festival in the world (for reals), LA Comedy Shorts (www.lacomedyshorts.com). He’s proud to be a member of the all-black, ass-kicking improv show, The Black Version (www. theblackversion.com).